As one of the most progressive and international institutions based in Scotland, you will have the opportunity to thrive, both personally and academically during your time with us. With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made us one of the top UK universities for business and industry. We are a specialised technical university, famous for Science, Engineering, Mathematics, IT, Business, Languages and Fashion/Textiles.
Our learning environment seeks to offer you the very best in terms of study programmes which apply knowledge to real world challenges. We are ranked 302nd worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2018/19) and 35th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2019 and The Times and Sunday Times 2019). We are top 10 in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact (REF 2014).
The very nature of a Heriot-Watt research-informed education, underpinned by our values, ensures you will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and confidence to be specialists in your chosen fields and professions. Global companies actively seek out our graduates as they are work ready. This is why more than 95% of our students are in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after completing their programme.
We encourage you to see the world, then change it. We have 5 campuses and 150 learning partners around the world. You can take advantage of opportunities to transfer your study to campuses in Dubai and Malaysia through our Go Global inter campus exchange programme. We are one of Scotland's most international universities, so there are plenty of opportunities to meet the world at our UK campuses.